Welcome to the Toronto Student Transportation Group’s ‘Access to Education’ website.

The Toronto Student Transportation Group is an initiative between both the Toronto Catholic District School Board and the Toronto District School Board. Our goal is to ensure the health and safety of our students through various modes of transportation and to help families make informed decisions regarding their transportation choices when accessing education here in Toronto.


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Transportation Portal

The Transportation Portal is a new tool that the Transportation unit has provided to help parents access information about their child’s transportation.  After registering for an account  (by selecting the ‘parent’ link in the top right hand corner on the website) families are able to add their children to their account and information about their transportation services.  This will include their bus route number, the approximate bus stop times, the company providing the service and their contact information.  Once you have your children added you can also subscribe to the late bus portal.  This utility will send an e-mail to your inbox any time a school bus operator reports a late bus that your child is assigned.  The Consortium will continue to review the viability of sending text messages as another means of notification to families in the future.

Future stages of the portal will provide a ’where’s my bus app’ so that families can actually see where the bus is in relation to their stop and provide an approximate estimated time of arrival.  These future technologies are dependent on our school bus operators leveraging their GPS systems and ensuring that the buses are assigned to the appropriate routes for accurate reporting .

We hope this new tool provides greater access to information and allow us to communicate with our families better.

Getting Information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant—Mitchell Kapor

 

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Finding Your Transportation Information

1. The new transportation portal is available at your convenience to look up student transportation information. It is located at www.torontoschoolbus.org/transportation-portal/ . The portal will provide you information on the school bus company providing the service, their phone number, the bus stop location, the bus route number, and the times at the bus stop.

2. Contact the Toronto Student Transportation Group at 416-394-4BUS (416-394-4287) or via e-mail at transportation@torontoschoolbus.org. Staff will be happy to provide you the information.

3. Contact your local school. Schools have access to the transportation information and often post the routes to the main doors for ease of access. Route maps identifying all the stops on the large capacity buses are also available on-line at www.torontoschoolbus.org/bus/routes-and-maps/ .
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Fast Facts

  • Number of buses: 1758
  • Number of students transported: 56,617
  • Total distance traveled: 71,241 km
  • Annual budget: $90 M
  • Number of carriers: 7
  • Change requests each September: 1400

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